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What is Stamped Asphalt?

Stamped Asphalt is a decorative paving system that uses specially designed imprinted asphalt products to create decoratively stamped asphalt driveways. The stamped asphalt driveways are colored and fortified with a polymer cement surfacing system. The result is a decorative paving system that replicates the appearance of hand-laid brick, cobblestone or slate. Stamped asphalt driveways can be installed when a driveway is being newly constructed or if asphalt driveway resurfacing is required.
The surfacing system used on stamped asphalt driveways colors and fortifies the asphalt surface. When cured, it becomes an Interpenetrating Network (IPN) which means that, like composite materials or alloys, it is able to produce properties that significantly exceed those of a single component system. Our products combine polymer and cement technologies to achieve an exceptional combination of durability, curing characteristics, performance properties and natural appearance
A Stamped Asphalt driveway is very low maintenance. The decorative asphalt pavement surface can be easily cleaned as required. The surfacing system is unaffected by de-icing salts and the continuous pavement substrate will not support vegetation growth. If at some point, years down the road from the original installation date, the homeowner would like to have their driveway surface renewed, a fresh coat of product can be inexpensively applied.

Stamped Asphalt driveways can be installed very quickly with relatively little disruption, so they are usually much less costly and disruptive than decorative pavement alternatives. It uses asphalt as its base. Asphalt is a flexible surface that is more likely to accept shifting due to weather extremes and can resist cracking commonly associated with other paving systems. Vehicle braking/accelerating and steering will not shift or break the surfacing, as often happens with brick pavers. If a stamped asphalt driveway was damaged, it is very easy to patch, virtually invisibly.
The decorative stamped asphalt surface is not slippery.
The surfacing system utilizes pigments that are specifically de signed to be fade resistant. As with all decorative paving systems there will be some gradual fade over time. However, unlike other decorative paving systems, the color of your decorative asphalt pavement can be rejuvenated or changed if and when you would like, at a fraction of the initial installation cost.
A decorative asphalt driveway is constructed with two components – asphalt and the surfacing system. Asphalt is 100% recyclable and our products are water-based, environmentally-friendly material.
The surfacing system used on stamped asphalt driveways colors and fortifies the asphalt surface. When cured, it becomes an Interpenetrating Network (IPN) which means that, like composite materials or alloys, it is able to produce properties that significantly exceed those of a single component system. Our products combine polymer and cement technologies to achieve an exceptional combination of durability, curing characteristics, performance properties and natural appearance.
Stamped Asphalt can be installed on imprinted asphalt wherever an asphalt pavement can be properly installed to perform to acceptable standards. Typically, this excludes patios and pool surrounds. However, please consult your local regulations to explore your question further. 
Provided your existing asphalt surface is in good condition (i.e. free of cracks, seal coat build-up), the process can be applied without the need for asphalt driveway resurfacing. If not, a new asphalt pavement will need to be applied over the existing pavement. If your existing driveway is concrete, it will have to be removed and replaced with new asphalt prior to the application of the Stamped Asphalt process.

Stamped Asphalt driveways are designed to wear with the grace and realism common to concrete brick pavers over many years. The cement component, combined with the color pigments, provides for a realistic brick-like appearance. The surface is fade resistant and helps to repel harmful UV rays. As with all decorative paving systems there will be some wear over time.

What must also be kept in mind, and is usually forgotten, is that the wear associated with decorative surfacing products is cosmetic. With other forms of decorative pavement the failure tends to be structural in nature, requiring a more expensive and disruptive repair. Our application can be made to look like new by simply re-applying a fresh coat of surfacing products. It should also be noted, at ti me of sale, that the cost of reapplying the surfacing products would be significantly less than the cost of the initial application. At this time the color can also be changed, an option not available with other decorative paving systems.

The cost to install a stamped asphalt driveway varies depending upon whether asphalt driveway resurfacing is required, the size of the project, the amount of decorative pavement incorporated into the driveway, and the pattern and trim package chosen. In North America, it provides the best value when compared to other decorative pavement systems. While Stamped Asphalt is considerably more than plain asphalt resurfacing on a square foot basis, it is substantially less than the cost of hand laid brick or stamped concrete.

Our products used for the stamped asphalt driveway process are guaranteed against manufacturer’s defects.. It is our goal to ensure that all our customers are completely satisfied with their new decorative driveway.